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Apr 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama administration opposes cispa and issued a veto threat on it last week. there are important reasons why the privacy aspects of cispa haven't been addressed yet. >> john: okay. this is the third try for cispa. it was already rejected once by the house. rejected once by the senate and now easily moved through the house. let me ask you how has the bill changed and why is this time any different than before? >> one thing that's different this time, actually is there's been a surge of support on the democratic side for cispa. and that's something we didn't see in either of the two fights previously over the bill. >> john: fascinating. i'm guessing the support might have something to do with money? >> that's an interesting question you bring up, john. in fact, when you look at the lobbying members the proponents of cispa outspent those who opposed the bill by a factor of 38-1. so it's kind of amazing that even though the proponents of cispa spent so much money that the opponents of the bill still have the upper hand. cispa, you know, had the white house veto threat against it. and
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Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
with the cutbacks that we see, and unfortunately we see it also under the obama administration. we have something like 2200 osha inspectors for the entire country. if you were going to inspect every plant it would take 129 years for each plant to be inspected. that's not acceptable. >> john: is that the reason why they got away with it? i appreciate this is the defining argument of our times. are you going to have government oversight or are you going to allow the free market to take care of themselves. why do you think they were able to get away from inspections for so long. >> when we cover the facts on the ground, and we give names and faces to stories like this. this is not just an abstract story of policy, what we have to do in the media is show that when you have deregulation we're talking about the taking of lives, and that matters. and we need a media now that covers this in a regular basis the people of west, texas, are devastated. i don't see that changing unless--and it's not just republican or democrat thing. you have governor perry, a well- well-known republican governor wh
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Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
? >> caller: your hatred of the bush administration that -- your support of the obama administration, the single-worst president that we have ever had -- >> stephanie: oh dear. greg let me return the compliment that you are wrong about everything. but my point is i don't hate the bush administration. i hated the unnecessary war. did you like the war in iraq? >> caller: no, of course not. >> stephanie: okay. well, i don't hate george bush personally, i don't know him. i hated his policies. >> caller: do you believe that he lied about weapons of mass destruction. >> stephanie: yes, i do. >> caller: absolutely not. >> he may have believed it. but it wasn't true. [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: all right. i can't handle this. [ overlapping speakers ] >> exactly. >> there were no weapons of mass destruction. >> instead they listened to a guy named curveball. >> there were no useful weapons of mass destruction in iraq at the time -- >> stephanie: i don't know about you, but i can't hear that argument enough, can you. [ mumbling ] >> cherry-picked information -- >> stephanie: yes, and twist
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Apr 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
authorities in trying to determine the exact cause of the fire. the obama administration is trying to figure out what if anything it can now do about gun control. the senate gutted legislation that would have approved background checks. four democrats joined republicans in blocking the bill, afterwards an infuriated president obama spoke and described it as a shameful day in washington. in boston today the fbi is considering a possible photo and video release of a person they believe is connected to the marathon bombings on monday. the video was taken by surveillance camera near a lord & taylor store. investigators are debating the benefits and drawbacks of releasing materials to the public. the death toll stands at three dead more than 150 injured. ten remain in critical condition, and media critics are hammering several news organization who wrongly reported that a suspect had been arrested. cnn in addition to the erroneous report that somebody had been arrested also got the man's skin color wrong. no explanation from cnn. stephanie? >> stephanie: david -- >> actually am i supposed to pitc
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Apr 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
obama administration made a big mistake, don't pur see this. >> that's past history. we are not going to hold these people responsible. >> they should have. all right. speaking of the president, what's he up to today? hey, we will tell you when we come back. >> this is the full court press. "the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] >> this is the bull press show. >> at the top of the next hour we will be talking to congressman michael quapano, head of the massachusetts congressional delegation. he represents the city of boston, and he will give us the latest on the investigation into that bombing at the boston mayorthon t meanwhile, peter, a little breaking news on that front. >> cnn has reported that they have found the lid to the pressure cooker. we know that this was a pressure cooker bomb on the roof of one of the buildings surrounding the marathon finish line. they are saying this is really a big deal. they already found parts of what looked like the bottom of it, charred and a mess but the lid on these things essentially just blow off and go straight
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Apr 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
cannot afford. >> bill: when the obama administration warned that if sequester goes through, there are going to be some real impacts, including flight delays, they said the -- the white house was exaggerating now that in fact flight delays have occurred because of necessary cuts from -- by the sequester to air traffic controllers, now they accuse the white house of playing politics so does republican pat toomey. >> this is a willful choice being made by this administration in order to inflict as disruptive of process as possible on our economy all to further a political agenda. >> bill: political agenda? >> gee, weird. >> bill: yeah, they want the sequester, but they don't want anything to happen because of the sequester. this is the sequester that jay carney pointed out republicans gleefully adopted. >> congress had an opportunity, but republicans made a choice. and this is the result of a choice they made to embrace the sequester as and i'm quoting the republicans, a victory for the tea party, a home run. >> bill: and john boehner said at the time i got 98% of what they wanted. >> he
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Apr 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
pelosi. and how much was passed and what was done. >> bill: in that first -- obama administration. do you see -- maybe a better chance because of the political political -- let's see realities facing the republican party? a better chance on immigration? >> well, i do think there is a better chance on immigration. i think at one point they have to decide which one are they going to do. i think when the republicans woke up the day after the election and realized latinos voted, i think that they -- >> bill: hello! did they ever! >> i think they had to come to grips with that reality. and so i think there is a better chance on immigration. we'll just have to wait and see. i sit on judiciary. i sat through, as a matter of fact, our first hearing was about immigration and it went on all day long. and what was very clear that day was that they could handle immigration reform up to citizenship. we will make you legal residents but we just can't go that far. i think donald trump was the one who told the truth. he went to the cpac conference. what did he say? he said 11 million democrats. [ lau
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Apr 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama and his administration. obviously a lot of people have been bringing up 9-11 in the wake of boston. with 3,000 americans were killed on u.s. soil, we didn't try to use it to bring down a president we didn't like. we put our differences aside. i have no confidence or proof republicans would do the same if the tables were turned. the iraq war is what polarize bush and turned half the country against him among other things. saying i won't hold my breath because of course they won't apologize to anybody. right? >> that was a great daily coast post from last year. you mentions boston and charlie pierce, calls it the great mulligan. because we're talking about the reopening of the bush library and jennifer reuben had this piece at the "washington post" yesterday saying, you know, bush is back and he kept us safe and eric bolling and fox us in media matters said since 9-12-11 until the time he left office, bush totally kept america safe. charlie pierce writes, you know, the 9-11 has become the great mulligan. bush kept his safe if you don't pay attention to the 3,000 americans. kil
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Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
of. >> bill: has anything changed now? >> well, the obama administration has changed a number of things. and we have reason to believe that by executive order they -- that things are better. >> bill: that we're no longer engaging in torture? >> not that we can tell right now. the problem is this is done by executive order. it can be changed. we think the congress needs to come in, look at the laws, close the loopholes and make it very, very difficult if not impossible for future governments to come in and say torture is the thing we want to do. >> bill: now i have a question why you need a new law when there are already laws on the books. before we go to break, i doubt that your commission got into this question. i have to ask it. if we know that members of our government knowingly broke the law, why shouldn't they be held responsible and accountable for breaking the law? >> i think that's a good question. we did not get into that. as a panel, did not want to get into making those kinds of accusations. however, i think it is very important that the classified information be made
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Apr 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
the drum of a conspiracy theory that the obama administration is deporting a saudi national who is behind the bombings. it is the wild wild west. we were saying -- somebody made a good point in the paper yesterday, that it makes you almost wish for the days of the 6:00 pm news where you had to wait, but at least it was reasonably accurate and responsible. >> yeah, and the "new york post" and fox news have gone the way of making it up as they go along. cnn has fallen in this trap of so interested in beating everybody else by a couple of seconds that they will put something on the air that they haven't confirmed. and then they will say this may be speculation, but let me tell you. just report what you are seeing. especially like right now. you have reporters on the scene, who are 2 or 300 yards away. what are you hearing from them. >> stephanie: david we're going to let you go to you have can get it right at the top of the hour. >> all right. thank, stephanie. >> stephanie: all right. honey. >> we can confirm that the attack was caused by martians i'm sorry, i am told that is not tru
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Apr 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
here, chase why did obama that is quote/unquote the most transparent administration in history are pursuing bradley manning, how dare you share information of the government. >> we do have this idea that national cluelessness is national security. we learned from previous incidents that this is not the case. this was not cooked up on julian assange's futon five years ago. you just read the james madison quote. that's the primary author of our constitution whose writing that we--the public needs to know vital information. that is not some goody two shoes principles but it has serious consequences. when the public is kept in the dark and doesn't know what the government is doing, all of a sudden you wake up and you've got a half million troops in south vietnam or you've invaded iraq, catastrophe. we need more information so we can avoid disasters like that in the future. >> cenk: by the way when we invaded iraq, sometimes conservatives will say well, it was popular at the time but seven out of ten americans thought that saddam hussein had personally ordered the attack on '9. if i tho
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Apr 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
open society foundations and other groups released a letter, nine-page letter to president obama asking the administration to reveal its legal basis for targeting killing and called for an end to the secrecy surrounding the use of drones. what's the purpose of the letter? >> this is the first time that all of the human rights groups in the united states including some that operate internationally as well all signed on to the same letter telling president obama that in our view, this is an illegal program. that this is a program that needs to end the way it's been operated. and that we also need to know a lot more about the program. >> bill: didn't the president say when john brennan's confirmation up and you were in, we talked about this before, that they were going to come forward with their guidelines and their policy and so we would all know when they used drones and who makes the decisions? >> well, they -- at that time, because to try to get john brennan confirmed to be c.i.a. director they let a few more pieces of the information about the drone program out. particularly to member
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